Handguns and Hollow Points

No matter what theory of stopping power you subscribe to, bullets that stay in the body tend to create larger temporary and permanent crush cavities because the bullets transfer more/all energy and momentum. … Bullets that over-penetrate, exiting the attacker, present several problems:- they fail to achieve maximum energy and momentum transfer, and- they present a danger to others in the area who may be struck by the still flying bullets. …   Since then we have seen a great deal of advancement by Burczynski and his contemporaries, bringing to the market some very good designs like the Speer Gold Dot, Winchester T-Series, Federal HST, Remington Golden Sabre and others…

No, New Jersey Does Not Need To Embrace Smart Gun Technology

I can't speak for the National Rifle Association, but for myself, I oppose these regulations not because I don't want to see the technology work--it would be awesome if it did if only because my weapon can't be used against me by an intruder or attacker--but because I recognize that it simply doesn't at this point. … Attendees who traveled from nine states, Germany and Brazil, heard from a cross section of experts, including an all-star panel consisting of former U.S. Border Control Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, Mark Plazinski, of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, Mike Farrell, CEO of Smart Firearms and Ernst Mauch, a leading smart gun developer, among others, who discussed the challenges involved with this burgeoning technology and the next steps forward in the effort to ultimately bring it to consumers. … We cannot continue to view these tragedies as inevitable occurrences in a country with some of the brightest minds in research, development and innovation – and thankfully there are experts and advocates who are continuing the effort to advance smart gun technology, which prevents an unauthorized user from operating a handgun, and their work is showing promising results…

SIG P220 review: Ultimate .45?

With the large size of the P220, combined with the weight of a metal-framed pistol, felt recoil is more of a solid push than something sharp or painful. … Add one in the chamber, and a gentleman or gentlewoman has nine rounds of their favorite hollowpoint with which to dispatch any violent criminal that breeches their castle. … While the P226 has proved its worth with the Navy SEALs and a multitude of military and law enforcement units, it still isn't chambered in .45…

This Misguided Widow Wants To Ban Your Best Choice In Self-Defense Ammunition

What critics Belvins and Stravropoulos clearly don't grasp is that if they have their way and people are forced to carry round nose lead (RNL) or full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition, that the smaller diameter "icepick" type wounds will not cause the same tissue damage, and in many instances, people aren't even immediately aware that they have been shot. … There are numerous documented examples of top-tier JHPs penetrating completely through a threat, and then being recovered in the clothes of the person on the opposite side of the body, or penetrating almost completely through and being captured in the skin on the opposite side of where the threat was shot. … Jacketed hollowpoints (JHPs) are the standard for most semi-automatic pistols and many revolver calibers, while soft, all-lead hollowpoints are preferred for use in some revolvers with short barrels which generate low muzzle velocities and cannot reliably expand JHPs…

Ammo: Critical decision for the police sniper

We already know Nosler and Hornady bullets can deliver match-grade accuracy, so it could be possible to interchange loads with the same sight settings and deliver two radically different levels of terminal performance. …  Always being one to throw in my 2 cents, I suggest ammunition makers design a matched pair of loads that will give shallow penetration for those situations where exiting bullets pose a danger to innocents and a trajectory-matched (read: same sight settings) load that will track straight and true after penetrating glass. … In Black Hills’ testing, the 180-grain AccuBond load has struck within ½ MOA of the shooter’s point of aim (at 100 yards) after passing through laminated windshield glass set at a compound angle — with the target as far as 30 feet behind the glass…

FBI Selects Winchester Ammo For Duty And Training Purposes

"The FBI uses one of the most rigorous ammunition tests ever developed and we are very proud that Winchester has been identified as having the best product performance." said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales for Winchester. … bonded jacketed hollow point (JHP) cartridge selected by the FBI is designed with patented technology that utilizes a reverse-jacketed, bonded bullet that can penetrate a wide variety of intermediate barriers while maintaining very consistent target penetration and reliable expansion. … Winchester has been supplying the FBI with service and training ammunition for many years and is honored to be awarded the most recent contract and continue to support our nation's premier law enforcement agency…

A Gun Ownership Primer: Cartridge Choice, Part 1

Practice ammunition, whether with lead bullets or jacketed bullets, generally does not use hollow point bullets, and is therefore generally substantially cheaper than carry/duty ammo, however, it is often of lower power and will therefore have different recoil, report and muzzle flash characteristics than carry ammo. … On February 17, 2013, I published an article titled "Billions And Billions Of Bullets," dealing with the truly extraordinary numbers of cartridges being purchased by various agencies of the Federal Government, agencies like the Social Security Administration one might think would have no need for such purchases. … It seems rather silly to fret over the potential damage done to an enemy by a hollow point pistol or rifle bullet when we're simultaneously shooting them with 30mm cannon rounds from attack helicopters, missiles launched from drones, or guided gravity bombs that actually tear them limb from limb or reduce them to atoms…